As Director of Performance Evaluation, Ms. Erica A. Holzaepfel provides leadership, strategic direction, contractual and budgetary oversight, quality assurance, technical support, and supervision to a portfolio of projects, programs, and staff.
Ms. Holzaepfel has 14 years of experience working in the field of international development acquired through positions with the UN, USDA, private and non-profit organizations, universities, and international NGOs. She has served as Team Leader, Primary Investigator, and Evaluation Specialist on more than 25 evaluations, assessments, and reviews conducted in 20 countries around the world. Through these assignments, she has honed her technical expertise in research and evaluation design, implementation, and management with specializations in livelihoods, food security, nutrition, agriculture, forced migration, human rights, and humanitarian assistance. She is committed to enhancing learning to strengthen the design, implementation, and effectiveness of programs and organizations that seek to improve the lives and livelihoods of disadvantaged, marginalized, and vulnerable populations.
Ms. Holzaepfel holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School and a Master of Science in International Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Impact Evaluation from the School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.